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Can you have a heart attack with a normal ekg?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Specially if it is a non st elevation myocardial infarction.

In brief: Yes

Specially if it is a non st elevation myocardial infarction.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: For sure

You betcha! the medical adage is: treat people, not ekgs! depending on what part of the heart is involved, the ekg may entirely normal.
Moreover, it is common for ekgs that are destined to become abnormal to be normal early in the course of a heart attack. Commonly we obtain daily ("serial") ekgs in suspicious circumstances looking for changes that can be subtle.

In brief: For sure

You betcha! the medical adage is: treat people, not ekgs! depending on what part of the heart is involved, the ekg may entirely normal.
Moreover, it is common for ekgs that are destined to become abnormal to be normal early in the course of a heart attack. Commonly we obtain daily ("serial") ekgs in suspicious circumstances looking for changes that can be subtle.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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